RWOPS abuse – Government’s had enough

Chris Bateman


Working privately during their official State working hours, nearly one in four specialists forensically reviewed and employed at the Nelson Mandela Academic Complex and/or Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha earned between R6 500 and R126 000 extra over six months last year.
One professor was paid R781 867 by six medical aid schemes reviewed, but there was no evidence of his having used the private hospital theatre so popular with his ‘two-timing’ colleagues – and which he listed in his application to do 15 - 17 hours of private work per week. The forensic auditors suggested a further probe into his payments.*

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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forensic review; abuse; medical aids; public service specialists

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(12):899-901. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6481

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Date submitted: 2012-11-05
Date published: 2012-11-06

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